August 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized the Arlington County Detention Facility as the first jail in the National Capital Region to meet national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The measures were established two years ago by a federal commission.
August 14, 2014
Ceremony held Aug. 20, 9am, at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery. Media must register by Aug. 19.
June 24, 2014
Early this morning, smoke alarms saved the lives of a sleeping family in Arlington. This family survived because they had working smoke alarms in the home and knew exactly what to do in a fire emergency. This incident is a reminder for everyone that working smoke alarms save lives; ACFD urges everyone to install and regularly check smoke alarms.
June 16, 2014
New emergency alert system being rolled out on June 25, 2014
Residents and visitors need to register to receive emergency alerts
More notification options and enhanced capabilities
May 27, 2014
The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, on May 27, 2014 presented Arlington resident Kiana Carter a $1,000 scholarship
May 23, 2014
The cost of preparing your family for an emergency will drop the week of May 25-31, National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
April 22, 2014
The Arlington County Board today launched Arlington's participation in Building Safety Month with a public proclamation during the April Recessed County Board Meeting.
April 22, 2014
Chairman Jay Fisette and Arlington’s public safety chiefs today presented Monday Properties (for 1812 N. Moore Street) and Penzance (for 3001/3003 Washington Blvd.) with the County’s first certifications for public safety operable communications within a commercial building. The installation of the First Responder Network enables public safety officials – including fire, rescue, and police – to communicate within the building during any emergency.
April 01, 2014
The public is invited to an open house of ACFD's new tactical training facility -- Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., to tour the new facility and view live demonstrations. The new facility provides Arlington County with significant advancements and more realistic training scenarios specifically tailored to the County’s needs.
March 18, 2014
Fire Marshals and the Arlington County Police Department , with support from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), continue to investigate the cause of a fire that claimed two lives Saturday, March 15 at 1913 South Langley Street.